Grande Prairie Airport Information
Grande Prairie Airport (IATA code YQU) is located west northwest of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada. It is the largest airport in the Peace River Country of northwestern Alberta and northeastern British Columbia.
The airport is currently seeing extremely high passenger traffic growth due to the high economic and population growth of the city. The terminal was originally built in 1981, and recently completed its extensive renovations which increased space, and added a restaurant to the second floor. Expansion of the terminal to the south and parking space, originally planned for 2014, is now being rescheduled for as early as 2007. In early 2008 the Grande Prairie Airports terminal was finished its primary renovation. And now an expansion is already underway to add another gate, baggage carousel, and office space for customs use.
The airport also widely serves recreational traffic, including having destinations served by Air Canada Jazz and Westjet to Edmonton and Calgary, along with charter traffic, and traffic caused by the high density oil and gas industry in the area.
Airlines using Grande Prairie Airport:
- Air Canada Jazz
- Sunwest Home Aviation
The above mentioned information is taken from Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grande_Prairie_Airport.